Surveys are a great way to collect quantitative and qualitative data from your target audience. The type and depth of the information you need, as well as the how much time your respondents have available will influence your choice of survey question types.
In an Enudge Survey you can choose from 7 types of survey answers:
- Single line of text
- Multiple lines of entered text i.e. a paragraph
- Choose one from a drop down list
- Choose one or more answers, from a set of options
- Choose only one answer, from available options
- Choose a value from a scale, e.g. a rating
- Yes or no answer
Let's have a look at some of these question types, how & when to use them.
Single line of entered text
This is great questions where you are expecting just a short, simple answer e.g. preference or favourite item.
Fill in the Field Length and Maximum Length fields to customise your question.
Below is an example of a question with Field Length of 20 and character Maximum Length of 250. Please note that 255 characters is the maximum length supported for single line of entered text answers. You can increase the Field Length value, if you want the empty field to appear longer.
Multiple lines of entered text
Sometimes you need to collect subjective information that requires a paragraph or more of explanatory text. That's when this question type would be useful, as it allows respondents to easily enter longer text.
Below is an example of a question with 5 rows and 50 columns wide, thus allowing a maximum of 250 (5 x 50) characters.
Choose any number of answers
If you want respondents to be able to choose multiple answers, this is the question type to pick. For example, asking 'Which media do you read on a regular basis? Please select all that apply.'
Should you need to add more options, enter the required number of extra options into the Add an extra __ options field shown below.
The multiple options appear as shown below:
Choose a value from a scale
This is great for creating questions with number rating scales.
Below is an example of a question created with Minimum Value 1 and Maximum Value 5.
If you have more than one question requiring answers using the same scale e.g. 1 - 5 as shown above, grouping these together means that just one set of scale labels will be shown above all the scale questions.
Choose exactly one answer
Sometimes you need to force the submitter to choose just one answer. Below is an example of a rating question with 3 text options, from which you can only select one.
If you have any questions when creating your Enudge Survey, don't hesitate to get in touch.